CALIFORNIA: After Tar & Feather

"Vigilante" first became a popular U. S. word in the 1850's when California's citizenry undertook to discipline the more irrepressible of those who went West for gold, gambling and glamor. Instead of dying out with the establishment of law & order, Vigilantism in California remains a potent and honored means of squelching those suspected of Communism. Typical was the treatment accorded last August to Silva M. A. ("Jack") Green, sign painter. and Sol Nitzberg. chicken raiser. Reds who promoted an apple-pickers' strike in Sonoma County. One night a band of unknowns seized...

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